… the search for the purity of a simple melodic line, a fascination with the study of different musical traditions around the world, and a call to explore inner realms through the dimension of sound…a journey that leads to the edge of silence and back…
Upcoming concerts in South Africa
I have two concerts coming up in the Cape Town area in the next couple of weeks. Solo shakuhachi music, and songs of the heart. I will be sharing the bill with the wonderful Ayla at the concert in Hout Bay.
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New Album with Lua Maria is Now Available
The new album The Phoenix Tree with Lua Maria is NOW AVAILABLE. Original songs, and duets for shakuhachi flute and Native American flute. Songs of the Earth and Spirit, of the heart and of peace. It’s been a long journey for us to bring this music to the point where we can finally share it with the world. Follow this link to read more about the album to purchase a CD or to download the audio files: https://www.adrianfreedman.com/product/the-phoenix-tree/
Matthew Barley and I recently spent an evening playing in the beautiful acoustic of St Johns Church, Bridgetown. We played all through the night until dawn, and recorded several hours of material that I am now editing for a new album of duets for cello and shakuhachi. Read more about Matthew Barley here...
Concert for the Dalai Lama
In April 2014 I was invited to play some shakuhachi meditation music for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, in Kyoto, Japan. A special moment.
My next album release will be the new solo shakuhachi album Cellular Transformations. A suite of new compositions exploring extended performance techniques on the shakuahchi - a series of musical meditations on the fractalising patterns of microscopic cell life and inter-galactic evolution.
I have begun a new collaboration with the singer Chloë Goodchild. Chloë is the founder of the Naked Voice, a transforming practice of self-awareness and conscious communication skills through singing. We are doing a series of concerts in collaboration with viola player Christoffer de Graal and other musicians, and have begun making recordings for a new album. Read more about Chloë Goodchild here...